Join artist and independent researcher Ibby Lanfear for a talk about the history and significance of the seventeenth century portrait collection at the Charterhouse.
Based on extensive research in the Charterhouse archives, Ibby will be sharing her findings on this very notable collection of portraits, which have been recently renovated and are now on display in the refurbished Great Chamber. From their acquisition during the Restoration era, to the dramatic survival of the collection in 1941, Ibby will explore the cultural and material relevance of the works both to the Charterhouse charity and beyond.
Since training as an easel paintings’ conservator at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Ibby Lanfear has worked as a conservator and researcher for museums, universities, and institutions such as the National Trust. In 2017 she became the Paul Mellon curatorial researcher at the Charterhouse and her extensive research is published by the Charterhouse and the National Portrait Gallery.
The Charterhouse is a former Carthusian Monestary, the seven acre historic site still houses a 400-year-old almshouse where vulnerable residents live today. Usually operating a blooming garden, museum and tours of the sites history, The Chaterhouse preserves and promotes it's heritage of the site for future generations.